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Lead Process Development Engineer

Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Lead Process Development Engineer


Santa Rosa, California, United States

Requisition #:


Post Date:

Aug 01, 2019

Careers that Change Lives:

Together, we will change healthcare worldwide. Join us in our Mission to alleviate pain, restore health and extend life worldwide. Lets work together to address the universal healthcare needs and improve patients lives, optimize costs and efficiencies, and expand global access. Together, we can make a real difference in the global disparity in care. By providing quality care at the lowest possible cost, we will succeed as a company, and take the future of healthcare Further, Together.

A Day in the Life:

You will lead a small team of Process Development engineers in new product development activities, with specific responsibility for developing robust and capable manufacturing processes. You will provide guidance, coaching and training to other employees within the team. You will lead Equipment and Process Development and Process Qualification to support new product introduction.

You will participate on cross-functional development teams that manage projects from concept through commercialization and will have a central technical role within the project team that considers requirements from RD and commercial manufacturing. As a seasoned individual contributor, you will provide solutions to complex technical problems associated with processes and equipment using robust problem-solving techniques and project management methodologies. You will be involved in process innovation with emphasis on improving quality, reducing process variation, reducing cycle time and cost down initiatives.

You will drive results on project teams, through building relationships and strong technical decision making. Medtronic is intensely focused on creating a workplace environment which reflects our standing as the worlds top medical device company. The ideal candidate will have a passion for the patients we serve and an unrelenting desire to improve our business

Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned.

+ Designs manufacturing processes, procedures and production layouts for assemblies, equipment installation, processing, machining and material handling.

+ Designs arrangement of machines within plant facilities to ensure most efficient and productive layout.

+ Designs sequence of operations and specifies procedures for the fabrication of tools and equipment and other functions that affect product performance.

+ Adapts machine or equipment design to factory and production conditions.

+ May incorporate inspection and test requirements into the production plan.

+ Inspects performance of machinery, equipment, and tools to verify their efficiency, and investigates and initiates corrective action of problems and deficiencies to ensure product quality.

+ Develops manufacturing processes that are applicable to statistical process control, and may develop those techniques.

+ Provides guidance to engineering regarding design concepts and specification requirements to best utilize equipment and manufacturing techniques.

+ Ensures processes and procedures are in compliance with regulations.


BS in Engineering with at least 4 years relevant experience

Must have extensive practical experience, and solid understanding of mechanical design principles, testing and manufacturing processes

Experience with mechanical design including use of Solidworks or other computer modeling software

Nice to Have:

Working knowledge of statistical tools such as DOE, SPC, Hypothesis Testing and Process Capability Studies

Knowledge of Statistical Software

Previous experience in new product development, including DFSS/ DFM activities in the early phase of new product design

Experience in the design or manufacturing of medical devices

Ability to identify and resolve issues without direct supervision

Excellent communication skills both written and verbal

Proficient in common computer skills such as Word and Excel

Experience in project management and leading small teams

Fluent in English, both in writing and speaking

Familiarity with DMAIC/A3 problem solving approach

DRM Green Belt

**About Medtronic**

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Lets work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients lives. Help us shape the future.

Physical Job Requirements

The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)
It is the policy of Medtronic to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Medtronic will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.


Posted: 2019-08-06 Expires: 2019-09-12

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